How to orgasm more easily during sex

Many women will experience difficulty reaching orgasm from time to time. And for some, sexual climax remains frustratingly elusive. In this piece for Patient, I look at the common issues that can hinder orgasm and find out how women can improve their chances of getting there.

Sexual satisfaction is a key aspect of physical and emotional well-being, yet far fewer women than men report reaching orgasm regularly. Research by the Kinsey Institute shows that while gay and straight men climax in 85% of their sexual encounters, women having sex with women orgasm about 75% of the time. And for women having sex with men, the figure is just 63%. Women are more likely to orgasm through masturbation when alone, than with a partner.